Some of the other grads and me just finished making some very needed repairs on the old soda kiln. There had been some issues with the front wall moving due to the intrusive quality of the soda build up in the fire box. Over the last two years the soda has built up to about three inches thick and had begun pushing its way in between the bricks thus spreading them further with every firing. This in turn was causing the front fall to falter. So we tore the whole front wall down to the foundation and cleaned it up, rebuilding it with support to, hopefully, minimize any future spreading.

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